The following post comes from our friends at Advocates for Youth (AFY) and, in particular, directly from an email from Julie Reticker-Flynn. It invites any and all young activists to apply for AFY's Youth Fundraising Advisory Board. Through this experience and the resources provided by AFY, young people will learn valuable fundraising skills to help them raise money for the causes and organizations they care about. As a Foundation, we definitely understand how important successful fundraising abilities are for non-profit leaders. This is a great opportunity to network and gain these skills early on in your career:
Are you interested in or already pursuing a career in the non-profit sector? Do you volunteer with non-profit organizations and want to take on a leadership role? Want to learn fundraising skills but not sure where to start?
Elizabeth, a 24 year old Y-FAB alum, says: The cool thing about the program is that it carves out this space for Millennials to practice philanthropy. Theoretically, anyone could raise funds for an organization, but without leadership, support, and resources, it takes a lot to do it on your own. Advocates providing all of that is what makes Y-FAB so great. It has the potential to evolve into a powerful fundraising and organizing tool...
20 applicants will be selected to join Y-FAB – a select group of young people interested in learning the essentials of fundraising. Knowledge and skills in fundraising are vital for leaders of the non-profit sector. Y-FAB gives you the opportunity to work as part of a team in a virtual learning environment towards a joint fundraising goal to test and improve your fundraising skills.
Don’t have any fundraising experience? No problem, no experience required! Members are selected to serve a one-year term from August 2013 to May 2013. Through Y-FAB you will receive fundraising skills training, ongoing coaching, resources to help with fundraising efforts, and networking opportunities with other youth leaders and nonprofit professionals.
Applications are due June 30th, 2013. Apply now!